Tuesday 14 July 2015

S'more Inspired Cupcakes

We had our annual Stampede BBQ this past weekend.  I made SO much food.  However, one of the few things I actually snapped a picture of were my S'more Cupcakes.  It's a shame that these are all I snapped a picture of, because they truly were the easiest thing I made.   My hours of work into the pork ribs, baked beans, macaroni and greek salads and other desserts are completely undocumented!  Maybe next year :)

Anyways, I started with my favorite chocolate and vanilla cupcake recipes.  I've raved about the chocolate cake recipe before.  It's from Taste of Home magazine.  Here is a link to the recipe, for probably the 3rd or 4th time on this blog.  It's THAT good!  This recipe makes approximately 15 cupcakes, and is copied here:

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cold water
Confectioners' sugar

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Using a spoon, make three wells in the dry ingredients. Pour oil into one, vinegar into another and vanilla into the third. Slowly pour water over all. Beat on low speed until thoroughly combined (batter will be thin.)
Pour into a greased and floured 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Originally published as Moist Chocolate Cake in Reminisce July/August 1997, p45

My favorite vanilla cupcake is something I've only just recently discovered.  It is still being tweaked, so I'll post it once I'm completely happy with it!

Since I was cooking for an army of people, I cheated and bought some chocolate frosting to pipe on top.  Sprinkle the swirls with some crushed graham crackers, add a square of chocolate, and a couple of mini marshmallows, and voila!   These were delicious!

All ready to serve.  These were SO easy!

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